“The Food and Drug Administration has named Amy Abernethy, currently the chief medical officer at Flatiron Health, a unit of the drug giant Roche, to one of its highest positions. She will start in a few months.”
“Abernethy, an oncologist who is credited with helping Flatiron transform data collected from electronic medical records into information that might become acceptable to FDA regulators, will be the Principal Deputy Commissioner for Food and Drugs. This is the highest position at the FDA that is not a political appointment. It cuts across all areas of the agency’s remit, overseeing…”
“Abernethy says that the role was too meaningful to pass up. “I had always thought I would go into government service, and I have always believed that one of the ways you make change is through policy and regulation,” she says. She hopes to work on speeding up the collection of data that can be used in clinical trials…” Read the full article here.
Source: FDA Names Flatiron Health Executive Amy Abernethy Deputy Commissioner – By Matthew Herper, December 17, 2018. Forbes.